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9½ Weeks (1986)

Nine 1/2 Weeks (original title)
A woman becomes involved with a man she barely knows. Complications develop during their sexual escapades.

Director:

Adrian Lyne

Writers:

Elizabeth McNeill (novel), Patricia Louisianna Knop (screenplay) (as Patricia Knop) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... John
Kim Basinger ... Elizabeth
Margaret Whitton ... Molly
David Margulies ... Harvey
Christine Baranski ... Thea
Karen Young ... Sue
William De Acutis William De Acutis ... Ted
Dwight Weist ... Farnsworth
Roderick Cook Roderick Cook ... Sinclair - the Critic
Victor Truro Victor Truro ... Gallery Client
Justine Johnston Justine Johnston ... Bedding Saleswoman
Cintia Cruz Cintia Cruz ... Whore
Kim Chan ... Chinatown Butcher
Lee Lai Sing Lee Lai Sing ... Angry Chinese Customer
Rudolph Willrich Rudolph Willrich ... Chinatown Shopper
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An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Trivia

Ronnie Wood: He appears in the art gallery party scene. See more »

Goofs

When John is having dinner with Elizabeth dressed as a man, she smokes a cigar and coughs. John reaches for a glass of water to give to her and in the next shot it's an alcoholic beverage instead of water that she drinks. See more »

Quotes

Chinatown Shopper: [after Elizabeth asks to pack chickens] What...what are you going to do with them? Eat them.
Elizabeth: We are planning for the proper burial.
[laughs]
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Alternate Versions

117 minute uncut and unrated European version is available on DVD. See more »

Connections

Followed by The First 9 1/2 Weeks (1998) See more »

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Performed by Roger Eno
Composed by Roger Eno and Brian Eno
Courtesy of Opal Ltd.
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Ice-cold eroticism
27 February 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Divorced art gallery worker in New York City meets a handsome, enigmatic financier with a kink: he's into role-playing games, emotional and sexual manipulation...also, he's a bit of a jerk. There isn't much about "9 1/2 Weeks" that is warm or inviting; the central relationship between Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke is there to be busted up, and director Adrian Lyne doesn't appear to be concerned with the characters anyway--his thing seems to be chilly atmospherics and stylish furniture. The first sex with the blindfold and ice cubes is tantalizing, but the scene seems chopped short (presumably so as not to offend us prudish Americans!). In fact, all the sexual scenes are edited the same way: the clinch, the brief flash of nudity, some heavy breathing, end of scene. Interest wanes after the viewer becomes satisfied with Basinger's milky beauty and Rourke's sometimes-devilish panache, but their surroundings are sterile. There are two or three playful moments (such as a food frenzy in front of the refrigerator), but mostly it's all talk and little action, and unintentionally funny bits like Rourke attempting to get Basinger in the mood by playing Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" (!) **1/2 from ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

9-1/2 Weeks See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$328,804, 23 February 1986

Gross USA:

$6,735,922

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,735,922
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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